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Le Dimore dell'Etna

A Sicilian country estate, with pool and play area, ideal for a large family group

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Le Dimore dell'Etna

Location Features Surroundings Ideal for Trecastagni

Heated saltwater pool
Gym & Finnish Sauna
Tennis court

Mount Etna
Alcantara gorges
Siracusa & Ortigia

Families & large groups
Back to nature



Play lord of the manor and take over an entire Sicilian country estate with a main villa and five independent chalet-style cottages. In addition to a play area and heated pool and jacuzzi, there are adult mountain bikes and children’s bikes available and you can enjoy picking home-grown fruit and vegetables.


Situated in a mountain village on the slopes of Mount Etna, Le Dimore dell’Etna has a lovely countryside setting but is close to the beach and the towns of Acireale and Taormina on Sicily’s east coast.

Outside: Set amidst a landscape of sprawling olive and citrus groves and vineyards, the estate itself covers a large area of landscaped gardens, paths and ponds, interspersed with sheltered shady furnished corners and scattered with ancient stone benches amidst clusters of rose bushes and pine trees. A large section of land behind the property is used to grow fruit and vegetables.

A children’s play area, overlooked by a terrace with a gazebo, is located between the main villa and the five cottages and a sixth cottage is a gym facility, containing a range of quality exercise equipment. There is a large heated, saltwater pool, surrounded by a paved area with deckchairs and adjacent jacuzzi, situated alongside the villa, and close by, a 4-seater sauna and outdoor shower. A separate restored farm house, with a large sitting room with dining-area and a country-style kitchen with wood-burning oven, provides a lovely communal living and dining space for large groups. The basement of the farmhouse is a wine cellar where the owner keeps the homemade wine that he sells.

Inside: The main villa is on two floors, with downstairs, a large country-style living-room with a fabulous floor to ceiling glass wall that overlooks the garden. Still on the ground floor, the kitchen is furnished with rustic dark wooden cupboards and a table and chairs, and leads out to a large covered terrace; and there is a study which has been converted into a double bedroom that can be booked for additional guests. Upstairs, the large master bedroom has a beautiful beamed ceiling and wood floor, an en suite bathroom and private terrace. There is also a second double bedroom and a twin, which share a bathroom with shower.

The five timber-clad single-storey cottages are behind the pool area, with a large shared patio, and each comprising one double bedroom and a bathroom with hydro-jet shower. One of the cottages is a triple.


Local Sights

Le Dimore dell'Etna's closest village is Trecastagni, a charming village on the slopes of Mount Etna. The village is very picturesque, with its buildings being made from the local black lava stone.

For incredible nature, you need look no further than Mount Etna. A National Park since the 1980s, this awe-inspiring volcano is a sight to behold. It dominates the local landscape and is often snow-capped in the winter. There's a range of gorgeous flora and fauna to be seen, and the views over the mountain are magical.

The village is not too far from the bustling city of Catania where you will find an attractive city centre, some great architecture and some lovely beaches such as those found along the coast of the Riviera dei Ciclopi near Acireale.

Elegant and atmospheric Taormina is also close by: the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a slice of stylish Italian life or enjoy a day at one of the lovely beaches such as Isola Bella or Mazzarò.

Siracusa is just over an hour away from Le Dimore dell'Etna and is well worth the drive. Considered by many to be Sicily's most beautiful city, Siracusa is a wonderful place to visit with an extraordinary history, gorgeous architecture and some wonderful restaurants.


Local Experiences

East Sicily is ideal for those with a love for the outdoors and with a sense of adventure. Mount Etna is a wonderful place to explore, and hiking up to the summit is many people's dream. Why not book a tour of Mount Etna. We offer a range of activities that are bound to suit you all.

Another lovely place to hike through and explore is the Alcantara Gorge. The energetic members of your party can descend the canyon via one of the many tracks, but there is also a lift installed in the basalt walls for those who would prefer it. The river Alcantara running through the canyon is a beautiful site, and the lush greenery and charming pools and waterfalls are a delight to discover.

The fertile soil around Mount Etna makes this region one of the best grape-growing areas in Italy. There are many wonderful wineries around Trecastagni, some of which offer tours. A winery tour is a great way to get to know the local countryside, as well as taste some fantastic wines.

Taormina also has some great water sports schools where you can rent equipment and have some fun out on the water. Whether you want to go diving, rent a boat or kayak, there are lots of options for you. Boat excursions are also available, enabling you to explore the bays and coves around this beautiful coastline.

For foodies, Le Dimore dell'Etna is a great choice. Book at Cook and have a chef visit the villa to cook a gourmet or home-style dinner, giving you the night off. Or enjoy an in-villa cookery lesson, learning how to make pizza, pasta or a traditional Sicilian meal.


The pool is open to guests all year round.

The heated jacuzzi is available all year round, for an extra fee. Please see the prices below.

On-site tennis lessons (for groups or individuals) are available. Player of all ages and abilities welcome. Please contact us for more details.

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General Info




Accommodates (max) 17+2
Main house bedrooms 3
Main house double 2
Main house twin 1
Extra double bed 1
Main house bathrooms 2
... of which ensuite 1
Toilet 2
Independent cottages with double bedrooms 4
Independent cottages with triple bedrooms 1
Cottages' bathrooms 5
... of which ensuite 5
Pool (LxW in meters ) * 14x7
Heated jacuzzi on request
Pool towels present
Toilet present
Private parking present
Vegetable & Fruit garden present
Covered gazebo present
Veranda present
Barbecue area present
Tennis court ** present
Children's playground present
Mountainbikes & Childrens bikes present
Games room *** present
Sauna present
Fitness area present
Wine cellar present
Wood-burning oven present
Air conditioning present
Heating present
Open fireplace present
Washing machine present
Iron & ironing board present
Dishwasher present
Kettle present
Mixer present
Toaster present
Oven present
Microwave oven present
Safebox present
Satellite TV / Dvd present
Sky **** present
Stereo present
Adsl Wi-Fi internet present
Welcome pack present
On-Site Caretaker present
Pool cleaning ***** present
Mid-week cleaning present
Final cleaning present
Daily cleaning on request
Linen & towels change ****** on request
Maid service on request
Cot & highchair on request
Shopping delivery on request
Breakfast delivery on request
Cook service on request
Cooking classes on request
Pasta making on request
Tennis lessons on request
Guided tours on request
Wine experiences on request
Boat & yacht rental on request
Wedding reception on request
present present on request on request not available not available

* Heated saltwater pool

** An extra charge - for electricity - will be applied for those wishing to use the court after sunset

*** American pool and table tennis

**** Includes Sky Entertainment, Documentaries, News, Sport

***** Daily

****** A mid-week towel change is included; weekly linen/towel changes and a cleaning service are included for multiple-week bookings


Transport Links

Surrounding Area

Catania airport 30 km - 19 miles - 35 mins
Comiso airport 106 km - 66 miles - 1 hr 30
Palermo airport 274 km - 170 miles - 3 hr 30
Trapani airport 355 km - 220 miles - 4 hr 20
Messina harbour 93 km - 58 miles - 1 hr 25
Nearest beach 20 mins driving
Supermarket 5 mins driving
Shops & restaurants 20 mins walking /
5 mins by bikes
Acireale centre 13 km - 8 miles - 30 mins
Catania centre 17 km - 11 miles - 35 mins
Etna cable car 19 km - 12 miles - 30 mins
Alcantara gorges 48 km - 30 miles - 1 hr
Taormina centre 50 km - 31 miles - 55 mins
Savoca centre 68 km - 42 miles - 1 hr 10
Siracusa & Ortigia centre 83 km - 51 miles - 1 hr 10

Prices & Availability

2021 Prices
2022 Prices

Exclusive use of the villa is guaranteed on reduced occupancy villa bookings, regardless of the number of bedrooms or cottages you use.

Period Main House + 2 Cottages
Sleeps: 10
Bedrooms: 5
Whole property
Sleeps: 17
Bedrooms: 8
02 Jan - 26 Mar 4000 5000
27 Mar - 14 May 4500 6000
15 May - 18 Jun 5000 6500
19 Jun - 16 Jul 5500 7000
17 Jul - 27 Aug 8000 8000
28 Aug - 10 Sep 5500 7000
11 Sep - 22 Oct 4500 6000
23 Oct - 17 Dec 4000 5000
18 Dec - 07 Jan 4500 6000
Refundable Security Deposit 600 1200
1 Extra double bed 
(Main House)
210 210

Prices include: taxes, water, gas, electricity *, mid-week cleaning & towel change, bath towels, linen, pool or beach towels, welcome pack and our 24/7 local support during your stay at our property.

* Electricity & A/C: 300-500 kWh included - € 0,30 per extra kWh  

Pool heating system (optional): € 700 p/w to be paid locally

Heated jacuzzi (optional): € 400 p/w to be paid locally

Heating system (optional): € 200 p/w from May to October to be paid locally

Tennis court lighting (optional): € 200 p/w to be paid locally

We are currently taking bookings for 2022. If you book now for 2022, you can take advantage of our Price Freeze promotion, which means you can book your 2022 Sicily holiday villa at 2021 price. Please contact us for availability.


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8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Saturday

IT & DE time
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